May 6, 2018

Book Review:


Family Narratives of Denial & Comfort Foods

Book One

Author: Nandita Godbole 2017

Do you know your family’s history back through multiple generations?

  • Who came before you?

  • Where did they live—did they live on easy-street...

March 31, 2018

Cookbook Review:


Exploring the Diverse Cuisines of Turkey

Author Robyn Eckhardt

A culinary adventure is what you experience as you read the stories and savor the images presented in this beautiful book. Food and travel journalist Robyn...

March 11, 2018

Cookbook Review:


Single-Slice Sandwiches from Around the World

Author Karen Kaplan

I don't know about you, but when I hear "open-faced sandwich," I immediately see a gravy-soaked piece of white sandwich bread with roast beef or turkey poured o...

September 23, 2017

Book Review:

On the Road with The Cooking Ladies:

Let’s Get Grilling

Authors: Phyllis Hinz and Lamont Mackay

Adventure and cooking — that’s what The Cooking Ladies are all about. Long-time friends and road-trip companions, these gals make their dreams co...

February 24, 2017

Book Review:

Spiritual and Walking Guide:

Lourdes to St Jean Pied de Port, France

(Spiritual and Walking Guide Series Book 3) 

by Stacey Wittig

When I started reading Stacey Wittig’s Spiritual and Walking Guide I had no idea what was about to unfold. Soo...

January 6, 2017

Book Review:

Cuba’s Car Culture,

Celebrating the Island’s Automotive Love Affair

by Tom Cotter and Bill Warne

It’s true, I LOVE cars. Yep! I’m a Chevy girl who married a Ford man and now we’re divorced—maybe I should have read “the signs” before I got...

July 17, 2016

Book Review:

America’s World Traveler

by Patrick Foster

Your private luxury vacation on wheels? My parents sure thought so. And, apparently so do my neighbors 50 years later. Yep. There’s an Airstream in their driveway. I wish I had one too...

June 2, 2016

Book Review:

The Photographing Tourist

A Storyteller’s Guide to Travel and Photography

by David Noyes

I grew up in front of a lens. I’m nobody famous except to my father who loved to take pictures. He always had a 35mm around his neck with a bag of film...

December 7, 2015

Book Review:


Living the Good Life in the Eternal City

By: Elizabeth Minchille

EATING ROME is a fun and informative read, especially for those of us who have not yet visited or experienced living in Italy. A definite read-ahead before you t...

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